The effect of forced-air warming during arthroscopic shoulder surgery with general anesthesia.

@article{Yoo2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of forced-air warming during arthroscopic shoulder surgery with general anesthesia.},
  author={Hyung Seok Yoo and Sung Wook Park and Jae Woo Yi and Moo Il Kwon and Yong Girl Rhee},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={510-4}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the change in body temperature between the cotton blanket group and forced-air warming blanket group during arthroscopic shoulder surgery. In both groups irrigation fluid at room temperature (22 degrees C) was used. METHODS We randomly assigned 44 American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II patients scheduled for elective shoulder arthroscopic surgery to receive 1 cotton blanket (group I, n = 22) or a forced-air warming blanket… CONTINUE READING

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